Parents of Tyler Trent to attend State of the Union address


The parents of Tyler Trent will attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Feb. 5 as guests of U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks.

Tony and Kelly Trent lost their son Jan. 1 after a lengthy battle with bone cancer. Tyler, 20, was a Purdue University graduate and super fan whose story made national headlines.

“Tyler was a remarkable, life-long Hoosier whose spirit filled college football stadiums and TV screens as he cheered for the Purdue Boilermakers and bravely battled osteosarcoma,” Brooks stated in a press release. “Tyler had the unique ability to unite Americans far and wide to be grateful for each and every day. Although he is no longer with us today, his parents continue to honor his legacy by sharing his story with the world. I am honored to have Tony and Kelly Trent as my constituent guests for the State of the Union this evening.”

Learn more about Tyler at